It’s the month of love, so they say… I think each day should be the day of love.
Deep down I’m a lover not a fighter, 
though I will stand and fight for what I believe in.
Imagine though what the world would be like…
if there was more love than hatred, 
more gladness than anger, 
and more good and kind acts toward one another 
instead of backbiting acts of revenge 
for something done that might have offended us.
Let’s make a commitment…
this month show loving kindness to our fellow man.
Let’s put it to the test.
Thought for the day:
Growing up my dad had a saying that he always shared and I think it applies…
… To love is to be loved …
Okay… so… lets start the month out with a recipe.
Valentine Cake
by Lotus Wingfield, Wray, Colorado
Favorite Recipes Press, 1968 
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup maraschino cherry sauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
4 egg whites
18 maraschino cherries, well drained and finely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped ( I would prefer pecans)
Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl and add shortening.  Combine milk and cherry juice.  Add 3/4 cup liquid to dry ingredients.  Add flavoring extracts.  Beat 2 minutes by hand or low speed of mixer.  Add remaining liquid and egg whites and beat 2 minutes.  Blend in cherries and nuts.  Pour into 2 aluminum heart shaped pans which have been lined with waxed paper.   Frost with Seven-Minute frosting.  Garnish with additional cherries, if desired.   (this recipe did not give a cook temperature or time but after some research I think you should bake it at  350°F for 30 minutes or when toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.)
In closing…
All it takes is a smile or a kind word to change a person’s outlook on the day.  
Never miss an opportunity to bring a little sunshine into another person’s life.
God bless and keep you,

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.